Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Memories....

One Christmas when I was in the 8th grade....my brother and I
wanted 10 speeds for Christmas....we had moved into a neighborhood
that had sidewalks....we had always lived on the outskirts of town...sort of like the country....and now we finally lived where we could ride places...
we got up Christmas morning....no 10 speeds under the tree....well I thought maybe for my birthday in March....we opened gifts that were under the tree...mostly family games...we took our gifts to our rooms...my brother came in and he was really mad...."I can't believe we didn't get the 10 speeds...all we got were these dumb games"....I was easier going....disappointed but not mad....my Mom called us into the den.....guess what was in there....you guessed it...2 ten speeds.....I was very happy....and I think my brother was a little embarrassed for the way he acted.....

On my son's 2nd Christmas we bought him a tricycle....we kept it in the trunk of my car until he went to bed....my husband went out to get it...and a few other things that were in there...well....he layed the keys down in the trunk....and shut it....before taking out the tricycle that he still had to put together....and guess what...that was the only set of keys...well we were young and dumb.....he had to pull the lock off the trunk to get the tricycle out and then put it together....by this time is way 2:00am......when my daughter was 2 my husband took that tricycle and repainted it for her for Christmas...she is 5 years younger than my son....she didn't know it had been her brothers....she loved it just the same....we actually just got rid of that tricycle this past summer.....

One year when my daughter was 3 or 4 ....she wanted cowboy boots more that anything else in the world....so I found her a red pair...kept them hid away....well after all the gifts were open....I realized I forgot to put out her red boots....so when she was not around....I hid them behind the tree...then had her go to straighten something on the tree...and she found them....she wore those boots with everything....

So many memories of Christmas.....

6 comments:

The Lone Star Queen said...

Sweet memories. I remember when my daughter got red boots from Santa too. She also got a cow print skirt and a hat and karaoke machine. She thought she was a country music singer.

♥ Kathy said...

Aww nice memories Deb ♥

Ana said...

Hi Deb,
What sweet Christmas memories...isn't that what Christmas is all about? Christmas' come and Christmas' go, but the memories always stay. Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,
♥Ana

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What fun memories! I didn't handle it well when I got my first bike. I wanted one with a banana seat like my neighbor friends'. I got a blue one that was higher up than I wanted. I hope my parents didn't feel too bad. They didn't have a lot of money. I still remember being disappointed.

Susie said...

Deb, I love all your Christmas memories. I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time but the story about the locked trunk is funny now.

LT said...

What lovely memories you have written about! I love the story about the tricycle, locking everything in the trunk sounds like something we would do! And very nice you could re-use it for your daughter!
My daughter has a pair of red cowboy boot that were a hand me down from her cousin, she just loves them as they finally fit!!
Have a great week!